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Continuing Education Programs

Adventures in Green Engineering

This class will focus on engineering technology applied to environmental sustainability.  Energy production and energy conservation will be demonstrated with hands-on activities.  Sustainable built-environment topics related to environmental design will be considered.  Technical applications to sustainable food production will also be examined.  Students will be exposed to introductory-level engineering concepts.

Program Dates

  • July 7-12, 2024
  • Rising 6-9 grade students

Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $665
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $750
  • Residential Scholar - $1150

Meet Your Instructor


Dr. Ed Gatzke

Ed Gatzke is an associate professor in the USC Department of Chemical Engineering.  He is also the Faculty Director for USC Sustainable Living and Learning Community (LEAF at Green Quad).  Dr. Gatzke has conducted research in the area of green technologies, working to optimize and model batteries and fuel cell power systems.  For over a decade, Ed has organized a Maymester Study abroad trip to Germany to educate students in Sustainable technologies.

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